Spiced Apple Cake:
170g butter, melted (plus 20g extra, melted)
1 cup pure icing sugar
1 cup plain flour
2 t ground cinnamon
finely grated rind of one lemon
3 apples, peeled and cored
2 T raw sugar.
Preheat oven to 190 degrees centigrade. Grease and line a 22 cm pie dish or 20cm round cake tin.
Beat butter and icing sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each addition.
Add flour and cinnamon. Fold into butter mixture, with lemon rind until combined. Chop 1 apple and mix into batter till just combined.
Spoon batter onto prepared pan and smooth surface. Slice remaining apples and arrange on top. Sprinkle over raw sugar. Bake for about 40 minutes. Brush the top with melted butter. Cool in pan.
-I found that the apple on top was dry. I might not even put it on top in the future. The apple in the cake was nice. I wonder what it would be like if I used canned pie apple? I have had success with other cakes in the past, when I have placed the apple in the pan first and then poured the cake mix over it.
Of course the picture in the magazine looked delicious and it could just be me!
This is from the Australian Good Food magazine.